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The Most Serene Republic of Montedica

La Serenissima Repubblica di Montedica

  • History

Indigenous tribes of Montedica date back to 3,000 B.C. One of the most prominent tribes was the Alarawa tribe, a nomadic coastal tribe that lived from hunting the countless species of animals in Montedica, as well as fishing. They were one of the first to settle in the area. The Kalivhi also settled in the area, conquering the Alarawa tribe in 800 B.C. with their superior sailing ships. The large tribes that settled in modern Montedican territory were mainly based on the coasts, while smaller tribes lived inland in the rainforests that engulf 53% of Montenzari Territory. 

In the late 17th century, an expedition under the leadership of Captain Bencivenni Firavanti was ordered, with the intention of exploring the territory surrounding modern-day Montedica and its Hydrography and prepare for the establishment of a settlement that would be used as a base to export Montedican woods and flora back home. Bencivenni was given a galleon named "Maria da Gloria" and a tartane, a small ship used both as a fishing and coastal trading ship, to start the expedition. Although the expedition came to a halt after several issues in the leadership back home, many got uninterested in the idea of a Montedican settlement. However, with Bencivenni presenting the countless treasures taken from their primary expedition, the idea of a settlement rose back. 

The colonialists there quickly drew the attention of the native people of the area, who at the start were hostile to their new neighbours, but eventually were pacified and slowly integrated into the colony and used as workforce for the developing sugar, pepper, and cotton plantations that started to appear all around the territories. The colony proved to be lucrative enough to keep its development, and eventually controlled large areas of the coastal territories and even some of the rainforest, from where large amounts of rosewood were obtained. An increasing amount of citizens of the colonialist country also traveled to the new colony, with promises of great wealth and the possibility of a new life. The city of Porcella (named after the storms that ravaged the territory the first 4 days of Firavanti's arrival) soon became the new hotspot for the many new immigrants due to its excellent position on the coastline of Montedica, becoming the political and administrative center of the colony. 

For most of its existence, Montedica was under several colonial powers, yet its colonialist history soon came to an end with the Declaration of Independence of Montedica. Soon after its independence, the country quickly achieved its organization, established a Republic as a form of government, consolidated its democracy, and achieved high levels of well-being and development. 

Currently, the Republic of Montedica continues to maintain many of its colonial traditions, maintaining a typically Mantellan culture that has barely differentiated. Montedica continues to be a leading country in terms of diplomacy and human rights, being usually a mediator in several international conflicts due to its strong neutrality. Montedico has been one of the first countries to legalize equal marriage in 2002 and euthanasia in 2005. As of 2008, Montedica is also one of the countries in the wurld to ban Tobacco and heavily restrict access to alcohol, relying on public campaigns to show the adverse effects of these drugs, achieving great success. 

  • Geography

The territory of Montedica is covered by tropical rainforests, containing a great diversity of flora and fauna. The relatively small population of the nation mostly lives along the coast or near big rivers. Most of the country is made up of rolling hills but plateaus and flat-topped mountains are common, especially in the southern parts of the nation. Montedica has a tropical rainforest climate according to the Köppen climate classification. Temperatures do not vary much throughout the year. The year has two wet seasons, from December to early February and from late April to mid-August. Montedica is a water-rich country, with several rivers flowing through the country. Waterfalls generally limit water transport to the lower reaches of each river. 

  • Economy

Although Montedica's economy was traditionally based on agricultural activity since colonial times, with the forestry industry and the production of sugar, rice, and tropical fruits being the most profitable sources of income for the country, the weight of other sectors of the economy grew considerably in recent decades, transforming the economy from one based on agriculture to one based on industry and services. 

The country is most notably known for its innovative business economic sector, an industrious and competitive agricultural sector product of the agricultural past of Montedica, and for its creative and high-quality pharmaceutical industry, furniture design, and food products, as well as for its quick developing tourism sector, which has started to take a central role in Montedica's economy thanks to cheap tourist attractions throughout the country's territory.

The country has followed a strong trend towards the privatization of state-owned companies, although for many decades it has maintained a policy of keeping companies that handle sectors of great public importance, such as water services, electricity, transportation, and telecommunications under the control of the state, it does not maintain monopolies on these services, allowing private companies free competition with state-owned companies.

  • Government

The Most Serene Republic of Montedica is a Presidential Representative Democratic Republic, under which the Doge of Montedica is both the head of state and the head of government. The Doge is elected by popular vote for four-year terms, only being able to be re-elected up to three times in a row. The Doge is in charge of the Executive Power and has minor powers over the Legislative Power, being in charge of appointing the Council of Ministers, which comprises the cabinet ministers of the Dogeship, with whom he or she has to work together. The Doge also has the ability to pass laws on his own named as Decrees and has veto power over the Legislative Power. However, all his powers over the legislative branch of the state can be overwritten by a simple majority in the National Council. The National Council is the legislature of Montedica, seated at the Legislative Palace in the city of Porcella. It has a total of 250 members, denominated as Councillors, all of which are elected by popular vote for four-year terms, being able to be re-elected without restrictions. The Judiciary Power is independent of the executive and the legislature, being its main institution the Supreme Court of Justice.  It is formed by five members elected by the National Council by a special majority (2/3 of the total votes in favour) for a ten-year term.

  • Ethnicity and Culture

Most Montenzaris are descended from colonial-era settlers and immigrants with almost 98% of the population being of either sole or partial Colonialist descent, with only 2% having a native indigenous heritage. Almost 90% of the population of Montedica live near the Coast in an area of about 30% of the national territory, as the rest of the country is covered by dense rainforest, making the creation of settlements in those areas nearly impossible.



Population: (Medium | 1 pt) ~   18 Million Inhabitants

GDP per capita (High | 2 pts) ~   $19,520 

Land area (Medium | 1 pt) ~   254,000 km^2


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